Class: Kid Protagonists with Minister Faust

Kid Protagonists: Lessons in Do and Don’t from the Era of The Hunger Games and Stranger Things with Minister Faust

Next class is Sunday, December 17, 2023, 9:30-11:30 PM Pacific time.

YA novels sure look like a gold mine, don’t they? But the promise of easy money usually leads nowhere, so if you’re going to write young protagonists, do it for the love!

But if you haven’t been a kid for a long, long time, how are you going to recover the mindset to write young people authentically?

Join former kid, current dad, and longtime school-teacher Minister Faust to gain a simple strategy for finding great source material, and recovering your own experience and perspective as a kid or teen. Together, we’ll activate your young protagonist sensibilities for crafting YA or OA (old adult!) fiction to make unforgettable people and relationships.

Classes are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded.

Cost is $99 ($79 for former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions). Patreon supporters receive the discount or free classes, depending on their support level and can also receive the video afterward for $40; otherwise the cost is $50.

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for up to three classes.

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